Adventuring: A Travelblogue with Photos

Thursday, April 25, 2019

And just a few more pictures...

I almost forgot, I was saving this batch to process and post all together. This is the garden around the Pagoda of Monk Wangsong--which means Yellow Mountain--over the course of our visit. It was right around the corner, nearly, from our hotel, and we paid it 3 or 4 visits, mainly because I wanted... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Traveling Funds and Documents

One of the major necessities of travel is money management. As it turns out, this can be quite tricky: I was assured by various sources that nearly everyone in China prefers online payments through a thing called wiipay... that no one wants cash. This turned out not to be quite true. Our hotel only... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Final China photos are up!

Well, I think that's all of them... I posted the final collection of Beijing street scenes and people on here: As ever, I wish I had taken more pictures of certain things. I will just have to go back some time while the 10 year visa and the 5 year... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Window Seat to China... and back again. Because of American Airlines deplorable policy of dimming their magic windows for about 12 of the 14 hours flight, there are not as many images from this flight as I'd have offered otherwise. Still miffed that we flew over the North Pole and they would not let me see it! The... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

China dogs and cats

Cats and dogs are everywhere! It is hard to tell the street cats and dogs from kept cats and dogs, but some are clearly on their own. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Beijing Spring

There may be snow on the Wall, and nights may drop to cold temperatures, but spring has definitely arrived in Beijing. For the garden lovers! Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Favorites of Beijing, and The Great Wall

First photos--of the 800 taken!--are up! I started with my favorites of the whole trip, then added in the Great Wall. Later there will be specificgroups like the Forbidden City, the zoo, the Monk Wangsong Pagoda, and others. start here, click to the left... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Climbing to the Great Wall at Mutianyu

The ideal way to visit the Great Wall would be on a day with a light human presence, with several hours to tramp up and down the Wall as it follows the contours of the land, by stairs and ramps, through watch posts and guard towers. Ideally, one should be in good enough condition to negotiate the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Great Wall

Today we are going to visit a portion of the Wall at Mutianyu, about 50 miles north of Beijing. It is not the most visited nor the most photographed section, which is one reason I chose this tour. Also, it offers a cable-car to the top which saves my poor old back from climbing. There is the option... Sign in to see full entry.

Beijing Shopping Tour

Today we had a private tour with an English-speaking guide who not only showed us around the public market shops, but also bargained with the vendors to get us the best prices. Two machine-embroidered cashmere scarves offered at 1400 yuan we got for 160. Charlie found a hat originally at 200 yuan... Sign in to see full entry.

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